The Premier Dance School in The Kansas City area

Celebrating Over 50 Years of Dance! 

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Still undecided about activities for your child? Here is how Leigh’s School of Dance plans to keep our studios a safe space for our dance families:

 – UV air purifiers in all air units in order to provide fresher, more filtered air and to help disinfect and stop the spread of germs -One parent may drop off their dancer at the entrance of the classroom. -All lobby and waiting areas are closed. Parents must wait outside in their vehicles or return for pick up. -Lobbies and watiting areas are closed for the safety of our staff and students. – . LSOD has been serving the Olathe Community for 54 years and strives to keep our studio a safe, healthy, and positive environment for all dancers and families who walk in the door!
Why choose Leigh’s School of Dance?

Our dance studio is one of the longest running and most respected dance schools in the region!

We offer a safe, family environment as well as a professional training environment.


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What Our Clients Say

With over 50 years of experience in teaching dance, we have thousands of clients who understand the value and sense of family our studio offers.

“My youngest girls have grown up in this studio.  The teachers have been excellent role models….One of my girls is going to college now to study dance and I owe a big thank you to the teachers at Leigh’s who believed in her and mentored her since she was a little girl.  If your looking for a supportive ”dance family.  Leigh’s dance school is it!

Lisa H

“All the teachers at Leigh’s school of dance make you feel welcomed and important, no matter what level of dancer you are.  You can feel the positive energy when you walk in the studio!”

Mary M

“Our family loves being involved in multiple activities.  We have always  been able to find a balance that let’s our kids keep dance in their lives.  Leigh’s instructors will take the time to listen and work with your family so your kids can be a part of Leigh’s dance family!  We have been members since 2008!”

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Our Awesome Team

Here is a short introduction to some of our team

Leigh Allen


Leigh started our school of dance in 1970.  Having led our dance teams to win hundreds of awards, she still loves to teach and coach students to excellence.

Nyree Allen


 Nyree began her career assisting her mother in dance class when she was 12 years old.  She moved to California to pursue her love of dance.  She taught at a studio and was a middle school dance coach in the Los Angeles area for 10 years.  She has been back teaching children and adults with us for the past 12 years.  She is happy to be sharing her love of dance here at Leighs School of Dance.

Shannon Dahlman

Competitive Director

Shannon has been dancing since she was two years old. She graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Dance from Illinois State University. She has been trained in Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Lyrical and Team Dance. This is her fourth year teaching at Leigh’s and she is super excited to share her passion of dance!

Stacy Sneed


Stacy has been part of the Leigh’s family for many years. Stacy started her dance journey taking recreation class that led to her joining the competition team. Through high school Stacy was Miss Leigh’s dance assistant. This is when Stacy discovered her joy of teaching. She has been instructing classes for 14 years now.  Stacy is full of fun and energy. Introducing old school styles with the latest trends in jazz and hip hop.

Brook Kevins


Brook started her dance training 21 years ago at Leigh’s School Of Dance! She danced recreationally and competitively at Leigh’s for 15 years. After graduating Brook continued to pursue Dance and Fitness, Graduating with a degree In Occupational Science, along with Many certifications such as NASM CPT, Corrective Exercise Specialist and Lifestyle coaching. While pursuing her degree she worked at a Local Gymnastics Gym and Trilogy Cultural Arts Centre. Eventually becoming the Dance Director at Trilogy Cultural Arts, Brooks’ love for dance and children continued to grow and so did opportunities. Brook eventually started working with Vitality in Motion In St. Louis. She is back home coaching gymnastics, and tumbling at Byrd’s and….Now back to where she started her Journey – Leigh’s

Annalee Petersen


Annalee began her dance journey around 20 years ago when she started at Leigh’s School of Dance at 3 years old. When she was a freshman in high school, she took her dance career a step further and decided to become an assistant. Once she graduated from high school and took a year off of dance, she realized dance was her passion and became a teacher at age 21. She says she is so grateful to be able to teach at the studio she danced at and hopes to inspire the next generation of LSOD dancers.

Trysten Glenn


Trysten is pursuing a BA in dance at KU. She has been a part of Leigh’s School of Dance since she was 9 and began assisting classes at the age of 13. She loves being in the classroom and teaching the littles dance!

Julie Kevins


Julie has been actively involved in the dance/theatre world for over 35 years. Julie started dancing at the age of 5, training in Ballet, Tap,Jazz and Pointe. Julie has two daughters who share her love for the arts. Julie has spent the last 21 years as a Dance/Theatre Mom, holding numerous positions at her daughter’s studio and theatre school. She is excited to be apart of the LSOD Family and loves being a part of educating artists, nurturing children, and developing leaders.

Grace Williams


Grace began dancing at the age of 3 and danced at Leigh’s School of Dance and continued her training at Starstruck Performing Arts Center. She was a member of the Olathe North dance team where she won three national championships. Grace has been an instructor for DTU and done several unity and private camps. Grace currently is an assistant dance coach at Olathe East High School. Grace has always had a passion for teaching and dance. She is excited to be back at Leigh’s helping kids find their passion for dance.

Tyler King


Tyler began dancing at the age of 5 and immediately fell in love with the world of dance. He danced competitively through KC area studios, but found his home at Leigh’s school of dance. Tyler was a member of the Award- Winning star team where he won many titles like Mr dance at dance champs nationals! He started assisting at the studio in his high school years which is where he found his love for teaching! After high school Tyler moved to Florida where he was a competitive director for Starbound performers under his direction they won 8 uda national championships and 4 U.S open championships as well as many overalls and choreography awards. Tyler does choreography for studios and high school dance teams throughout the country as well as judging for national competitions. Tyler has a passion for sharing what he has learned with his love of dance and getting to help children work to achieve their goals!

Siouxxsie Friend


Siouxxsie started dancing at the age of 4. She trained in a variety of styles of dance, tap being her favorite. Siouxxsie’s love for dance never faded, dancing on and off through the years. Siouxxsie has been an assistant teacher for 2 years, and apart of the adult class here at LSOD. She has a passion for teaching and inspiring children. Siouxxsie is beyond excited to start her 1st year teaching at LSOD!